The University of New Hampshire wants to highlight student success stories. One way of doing this has been through the Create Your Own Story initiative which features students who, in their own way, have strived to make the most of their time at UNH. Each of their stories are different, yet they all share a common theme - a deep desire to claim their education.
Our purpose in sharing these stories is to encourage other students to approach their time at UNH with intention, curiosity, and personal drive. Hopefully by reading some of these stories, others will be inspired to make the most of their time here and create new stories that are rich, interesting, and unique.
The 2018 selection process has concluded. Please bookmark this page and check back in October for nomination deadlines (typically in mid-January) pertaining to the 2019 CYOS Awards. Questions? Please contact Curt Kenoyer.
Two weeks before Madison Pierce ’18 was to board a plane for Amman, Jordan, she was informed of a ban on travel to Egypt and Jordan — according to University policy, any countries with travel bans were off-limits.
As a first year student, Hayley Forbes was excited to be on a college campus, surrounded by other students and with plenty of opportunities to socialize. But she pretty quickly realized that she wasn’t satisfied at the prospect of going to more parties;
Alexandria (Lexy) Hidrovo ’18 comes from the gritty town of Harrison, New Jersey. Her father told her in April of her first year at UNH that their family home was being auctioned off and they would be evicted.